Ella had an appointment today to get her molds made for her hearing aids. We have known since July that she was going to get them but her ENT wanted us to get a second opinion because she has a perforated ear drum on the right side. We saw the specialist that repairs ear drums, in the same practice, and he agreed that surgery was not needed at this point and it would not help her hearing. Ella's hearing tests have been going down hill for about a year now. They believe that Ella has inconsistent hearing, and I would agree with that. There are days where the kid says "what" after everything you say, and on those days she is significantly harder to understand (at least to me.) There are days where she seems to confuse sounds if I say honey she hears "happy." Then there are days where we can whisper across the room and she hears us. I do know that during her articulation tests in speech her scores have gone down over the past year. Who knows.
Ella did awesome getting her molds today. They squeeze some goop into the ear canal and it has to stay there until it hardens up...luckily that is only about 2 minutes. I just knew that Ella was going to freak out, but as usual the kid proved me wrong : ) She will be sporting some wild colored hearing aids in 2 weeks!!!!
Ella brought home the extra goop that had already hardened. She fit her baby for hearing aids. So cute!
I am a mother to two incredible children. Hunter is 8 years old and Ella Grace is 6 years old. My children are my life, my true joy. My life was turned upside down when my daughter was born and surprised us all by having Down syndrome. Since her birth I have come from sorrow and a sense of loss to greater happiness than I ever imagined and I owe it all to The Amazing Ella Grace! Contact me anytime by email firstname.lastname@example.org
My face may be different,but my feelings the same.I laugh and I cryand take pride in my gains.I was sent here among you to teach and to loveas God in the heavenslooks down from above.To Him I'm no different,His love knows no bounds;It's those here among you, in cities and townsthat judge me by standardsthat man has imparted,but this family I've choosenwill help me get started.For I'm one of the children,so special so few,that came here to learnthe same lessons as you.That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;we all have the same purpose,though not the same start.The Lord gave me lifeto live and embrace,and I'll do it as you do,but at my own pace.-Unknown